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NY hospitals, schools fear staff shortage from vaccine rules

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 vaccine mandates are scheduled to take effect Monday in New York amid continued resistance from some to the shots, leaving hospitals and nursing homes across the state and schools in New York City bracing for possible staff...

Knicks say they're fully vaccinated and eligible to play

Sep. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks' entire roster is vaccinated, making all the players eligible to play in their home games. Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors are...

Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams died of drug intoxication

Sep. 24, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City's medical examiner said Friday was an accidental death. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire” and an Emmy Award nominee this year, had fentanyl,...

Congress, court pressure New York City to fix jails crisis

Sep. 24, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City faced mounting pressure Friday to solve its spiraling jail crisis, with members of Congress calling for a federal civil rights investigation and a court-appointed monitor blasting the city for a failure of leadership amid staggering violence, self-harm and the...

Huawei executive resolves criminal charges in deal with US

Sep. 24, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies resolved criminal charges against her as part of a deal Friday with the U.S. Justice Department that paves the way for her to return to China and concludes a case that roiled relations between Washington and...

Harry and Meghan visit with students at a Harlem school

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, offered lots of hugs to kids at a Harlem public school Friday where she read her children's book to about two dozen students who sat cross-legged with her husband in the play yard. The hourlong visit to...

National Book Awards ceremony will again be held online

Sep. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, the National Book Awards ceremony will be held online. The National Book Foundation, which presents the awards each fall, announced Friday that it had decided to make the Nov. 17 event virtual because of the pandemic. The...

Veteran forward Brian Boyle hoping to catch on with Penguins

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Boyle skated off the ice, visibly and blissfully drained after his first training camp practice in years. The pain — the good kind, the kind that comes when trying to hang with the best hockey players in the world — offered the veteran...

LEADING OFF: Key showdown at Fenway, Cards on 12G streak

Sep. 24, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD, WILD EAST Yankees ace Gerrit Cole starts the opener of a crucial three-game series at Fenway Park with the Red Sox two games ahead of New York for the top AL wild card....

Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurt

Sep. 24, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury. Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason. Nick Gordon...